Diane W. Hawkins, M.A.
Diane W. Hawkins, M.A., became president of Restoration in Christ Ministries in 2011 following the death of her husband, Tom, on December 31, 2010. She holds a B.A. in medical technology from Taylor University (1969) and an M.A. in Christian Ministries from Wheaton Graduate School of Theology (1973). Prior to marrying Tom in 1977, Diane spent five years as a single missionary with TEAM in Zimbabwe. After their marriage, Diane served alongside Tom as a pastor's wife and ladies' Bible teacher for 12 years. In1994, they together launched Restoration in Christ Ministries, which has become an internationally recognized ministry devoted to the healing of trauma survivors. Diane has continued to further develop this ministry following the death of her husband in 2010. Tom and Diane conducted training seminars on four continents of the globe, and their broad range of educational materials have reached into 44 countries. Diane has authored several books, continues to write cutting edge ministry materials, and teaches an in-person and online Survivors’ School of Healing and the RCM DID Training Program for counselors and therapists.
Diane has a real teaching gift and heart for trauma survivors that comes out of her own personal experience of major childhood trauma. After being diagnosed with DID/RA in the 1987, Diane spent many frustrating and unsuccessful years seeking healing for herself from seemingly qualified professionals in the mental health community. Finally, she and Tom set out on a mission to seek for themselves healing principles that really worked. The critical pieces that they learned in this pursuit led to Diane’s healing and achievement of complete wholeness from her dissociation in 2011. Diane now passionately teaches these principles to others.
Tom and Diane Hawkins are perhaps most known for the Primary Identity Approach that they developed for resolving Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), which can result from severe, early childhood trauma. By identifying and focusing healing on the primary identities, this approach seems to bring much more efficient healing than the more pain-staking, traditional methodology focusing on each alter-identity. You can learn more about Diane and RCM from her website Restoration in Christ Ministries.
Overview of the Primary Identity Approach to Healing DID/PTSD
Gregory Smith, M.S.c.
Greg is a native of Kings Mountain, North Carolina USA. While serving in the US Air Force stationed in England in 1983, he and his wife Dana felt the call to ministry after attending a Retreat. After leaving the military he attended and graduated from East Coast Bible College in Charlotte, North Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a minor in business. In 2002 he and family moved to Germany to become missionary pastors to US Military personnel and other Internationals that call Germany home.
He has had the privilege to minister and teach in several countries including Africa, India, Belgium, Latvia, and in several churches throughout Germany. One of the main areas of focus for him is the healing and restoring of the personality. Many people have been damaged through adverse childhood experiences and various traumas that sometimes prevent them from being able to live normal lives. Greg has extensive training, knowledge, and experience in helping individuals that have retained bad memories from past experiences that has resulted in PTSD, Dissociation, RA, and other disorders. Many have been personally helped, and he has also trained many others to help those that suffer.
Greg is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God and holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology Counseling from the European Theological Seminary in Germany, and Lee University in Cleveland Tennessee. He is Board Certified Christian Counselor (BCCC), and a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) with the International Board of Christian Care (IBCC), and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). He is also a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D), and the European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD).